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    February 6, 2017 @ 11:12 pm

    BTL #231 - #NEVERFORGET TO #NEVERREMEMBER - 2/7/17

     

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. America re-lives the horrors of election 2016 in football form

    2. Trump’s SCOTUS pick doesn’t care about your uterus

    3. The Muslim Ban is a great example of why you have a lawyer look at a contract before you sign it

    4. A filibuster-genre Senate talk-a-thon is underway because not enough Senators had performed their school grizzly bear attack material

    5. Trump has no idea wtf he’s doing or signing.  His staff has no idea where the light switches are.

    6. The White House congratulates rising star Frederick Douglass on finally getting his 15 minutes of fame

    7. Let’s #NeverForget to #NeverRemember the Bowling Green Massacre

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of screaming sirens who love our podcast and tell your friends about BTL!  Then rate us on iTunes or find us FacebookTwitterTumblrStitcher, or Instagram!

     

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    November 6, 2016 @ 10:28 pm

    BTL #220 - FREE STICKERS - 11/07/16

    In Which We Discuss:

     1. James Comey, recent letter-writing aficionado, is desperate to be penpals with Congress

    2. Media shocked by tightening polls despite decades-long long history of this very change happening right before election day

    3. Despite what you’ve heard, there’s lots of things to vote on this week.  We’ll tell you all about them!

    4. Trump’s would-be Attorney Generals had a very bad week with the law.  A window into Trump’s America?  

    5. Trump aides take away his Twitter privileges only years too late.

    6. Some legal advice on taking ballot selfies from two non-lawyers

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of circling helicopters who love our podcast and tell your friends about BTL!  Then rate us on iTunes or find us FacebookTwitterTumblrStitcher, or Instagram!

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    August 29, 2016 @ 1:28 am

    BTL #213 - QUESTIONABLE MEDICINE - 8/29/16

    In Which We Discuss:

    1.  John McCain battles for his political life - and his actual life - in upcoming his Arizona primary

    2. Doctor’s for both presidential candidates assert they’ll live forever.  Unfortunately. 

    3. First rule of joining the alt right movement: Don’t talk about the alt right movement

    4. Trump now isn’t so sure about the only thing he’s ever been sure about - deporting Mexicans

    5. Revolutions are happening at every level in the new Sanders organization Our Revolution

    6. Corporations continue to conspire with lawmakers to keep life-saving drugs from life-endangered Americans

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of circling helicopters who love our podcast and tell your friends about BTL!  Then rate us on iTunes or find us FacebookTwitterTumblrStitcher, or Instagram!

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    August 21, 2016 @ 11:09 pm

    BTL #212 - LIFE’S GOLD MEDAL - 8/22/16

    In Which We Discuss:


    1. Media treatment of Ryan Lochte proves that being born a white man is life’s Olympic gold medal


    2. Lest we start to believe her words, Clinton’s actions lay bare her love of the TPP and fracking

    3. Trump campaign now fully devoid of legitimate people, places, and things

    4. Trump African-American outreach strategy: actively poll at 0% instead of passively polling at 1%

    5. Screw FEMA, Trump play-doh outreach is the Louisiana flood solution we’ve all been waiting for

    6. CNN finally admits they’ve heard of Jill Stein

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of barking dogs who love our podcast and tell your friends about BTL!  Then rate us on iTunes or find us FacebookTwitterTumblrStitcher, or Instagram!
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    August 7, 2016 @ 6:57 pm

    BTL #211 - BABIES WHO KNOW SARCASM - 8/8/16

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. The election year Olympics are upon us!  Who will win at swimming?  Who will win at vault?  Who will win at being president?  Stay tuned!

    2. Hillary experiences post-DNC bounce with voters and billionaires

    3. Donald Trump wishes babies understood sarcasm

    4. Scientists, can we find a way to make Marco Rubio pregnant so he can suffer at the hands of his own abortion beliefs?

    5. Jill Stein chooses anti-Beyonce running-mate

    6. Even Libertarians want to label GMOs

    7. Finally we have scientific proof that Trump is, in the most literal sense, a short-fingered vulgarian

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of honking cars who love our podcast and tell your friends about BTL!  Then rate us on iTunes or find us FacebookTwitterTumblrStitcher, or Instagram!
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    August 2, 2015 @ 10:14 pm

    BTL #165 - HITCHHIKING FOR ROBOTS - 8/3/15

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. First GOP debate just days away and there is no way to discredit Trump in time.  Lookout!

    2.  Huckabee plans to distinguish himself before the debates as the only candidate ready to call the military in to stop your abortion

    3. Obama will introduce new climate change measures, but not in time to stop this nightmarish heatwave in Iran

    4. Black lives may not matter to some Americans, but lion lives sure do.  A dead lion trumps another police murder as the week’s top story. 

    5. Send your computer friends to Canada, guys.  Turns out American streets are not safe for hitchhiking robots.  

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    June 22, 2015 @ 11:20 pm

    BTL #159 - NORTH KOREAN DERRING-DO - 6/23/15

    In Which We Discuss:


    1. Like the president and Jon Stewart, we’re sick and tired of thinking of something new to say about white domestic terrorists and their totally legal super-deadly arsenals.

    2. Proving they’re only 250 years behind the times, South Carolina may finally take down their state confederate flag.  It’s time to admit the dream is dead, guys.

    3. Speaking of dreams, 2016 is going to be the year we finally get to officially not vote for Donald Trump.

    4. Math and science finally prove that once you know Bernie Sanders, you have no choice but to love him. 

    5. The GOP’s Catholic hopefuls now must explain why their faith is guiding them to deny science even the Pope knows is true.

    6. Women continue to get 77% of what they ask for in their battle to be on the $20

    7. North Korea cures everything using a top secret combination minerals and derring-do.

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    May 3, 2015 @ 9:23 pm

    BTL #153 - FOLK HERO - 5/3/15

    In Which We Discuss:


    1.  An important review of Bernie Sanders’ long-forgotten folk career

    2.  Baltimore finally has a folk hero and, more importantly, an indictment

    3.  Ben Carson hopes to add a sequel to his hit TV biopic. Cuba Gooding-Jr is probably still available.

    4. New Bridegate developments strike at the very moment Chris Christie would have liked to have been announcing

    5. Rick Santorum cannot tolerate your gay marriage due to the fact that it caused 9/11 but is totally cool if Bruce Jenner feels he’s a woman.  Who is he to judge?

    6. Biggest boxing match in history pits domestic violence aficionado against world’s least effective politician 

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    August 25, 2014 @ 12:23 am

    BTL # 122 - FAKE FRY - 8/25/14

    In Which We Discuss:


    1. Obama administration casually wonders if we should stop arming our local police forces with tanks.  They’ll look into it...

    2. ISIS delusionally believes they might take over India and, hell, why now throw in Saudi Arabia too?

    3. #HillaryPillory : In the face of challenges from “fringe isolationist” Rand Paul, DNC assures Americans that we will definitely go to war if Hillary is elected.  Whew!

    4. Hillary Clinton to headline the Harkin “steak fry,” a kind of “fry” that is mysterious to even born-and-bred Iowan Brent Thornburg.  

    5. Unsurprisingly, a MN anti-gay crusader and GOP congressional candidate knows way too much about gay sex.

    6. Updates on all of the most important pop culture events of the week: #Jessie Williams, #GreysAnatomy, #TaylorSwift, #MichaelSam, #IceBucketChallenge and more!

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    August 3, 2014 @ 7:51 pm

    BTL #119 - CAPITALIST COOKIES - 8/4/14

    In Which We Discuss:


    1. Kidnapping is this year’s "weapons of mass destruction"


    2. US government charters Ebola’s first flight to Atlanta


    3. One day after voting to sue Obama for unilateral action, Boehner pleads with the president for unilateral action on immigration


    4. Turns out some guys were doing some torture or something like that….whatever, carry on with your day


    5. Fearing cookie-inspired uprising, Kim Jong-Un bans much beloved capitalist cookie.


    6. Sarah Palin’s channel already providing a platform for horribly bigoted “real Americans” to call for Obama’s death.  Ain’t ‘murica great?


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